FIGHTING FAMILY - WHAT A MOTHER-IN-LAW!
July 20, 2017 10:52am CST
The wife asked her husband where he had spent the night after he was caught sneaking in through the kitchen door in the early morning - unaware that his wife and mother were both up and in the kitchen preparing tea. The son was not pleased with the question, he told his wife it was none of her business and slapped her hard across the face. The mother said nothing to her son about his rude actions - instead she took a sip of tea. The wife however, was not one to take insults sitting down, she returned the slap and a fight ensued. Only then did the mother become interested in what was happening - she threw herself into the fray shouting at her daughter-in-law - "you leave my son alone". Her concern was for her 6ft tall son - no thought for his 5ft 3ins opponent. What a mother-in-law! - what a situation for a wife to find herself in. Have you ever heard of mothers-in-law who behave that way? What about yours - is the relationship between you and your mother-in-law good or bad? Why is it that we hardly hear of fathers-in-law being a problem?
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20 Jul 17
She isn't a good mother-in-law, obviously, but she isn't a good mother either! It's okay to be protective with your children, but is that the way you want your son to treat women? I'm not married, and I've never met the mother of my boyfriend, or the mothers of my exes. Men talk less, they often stay quiet and go for a grumpy stare. Some fathers-in-law can be excessive protective with their daughters, but they tend to scold their children for their bad choices and not defend them. But again, men are just quiet most of the time.
21 Jul 17
@allknowing Oh no, not a hint was thrown my way. Maybe if I wasn't so infatuated at the time I might have wondered why she took the time to fly all the way from the States to my home country to meet me - and she couldn't stay for the wedding . Later on I realized that she probably wanted to see for herself which 'silly' woman had agreed to marry her son.
21 Jul 17
Some husbands follow wherever the wife leads, while others would do the right thing. A mother-in-law might hate her daughter- in -law , but the father-in-law might be the opposite - in your case they were both hateful. How did your husband see this?
20 Jul 17
Sadly, I have heard of this behavior from Mothers/Fathers of their adult children. They can do no wrong. It comes from a protectiveness for their children. Logic and reason go right out the window and out the door! and that's where the husband should have been told to go
• United States
21 Jul 17
Some mothers seem to think that their sons are gods even when they are nothing but scum. I wouldn't have taken that from my boyfriend either. He wouldn't dare raise his hand to me, heck he doesn't even raise his voice at me. I am not a dog and won't be treated like one by someone who claims to love me. Jacob's mother loves me and she is glad I am in his life and got him on a better path than he was on. She would never act that. If her son came in late like that she'd want to know where he was too and she would jump down his throat if he was out doing something he shouldn't have been doing. If he even spoke to me like that and hit me his mother would knock him out faster than I would. She knows she didn't raise her son to be that way and his father doesn't treat her that way so her son isn't going to treat any girls that way either. Heck if she stepped in like that defending her son then I would probably swing on her too and she better hope that my mother isn't anywhere near by and the husband better hope my dad/brothers aren't around either. Sadly in this situation, the husband has probably since his father hit his mother like that and they both think that is normal.
22 Jul 17
Some mothers raise their children right and some don't. When that happens, then some unfortunate woman or man pays the price. The lady in the story got tired of fighting and left the marriage. It is also best for married couples to start married life in their own home.
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 17
That is terrible. I am lucky because I have a good relationship with my mother-in-law. I think if you treat others good, others will also treat you well in return. Besides, we all care about the same person and therefore we shall be friends rather than enemy. We are a family. If one day I will be a mother-in-law, I will also adore my daughter-in-law. I love my son and I shall also love my daughter-in-law because this is his choice. I want them to be happy. I can't take care of my son forever. One day I will be gone and I have to count on my sister-in-law to take care him